Bel Air, California Real Estate and Community

Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains is a famous community in Los Angeles County known as Bel Air. A fire destroyed several Bel Air CA homes in the 1960s; however many famous residents battled the blazes and saved their homes. The area is home to movie stars, corporate executives and even a former President's wife. Bel Air CA real estate has modest bungalows as well as priceless mansions.

Bel Air Real Estate

Bel Air CA homes actually started when a wealthy farmer named Alphonzo Bell struck oil on his property in 1923. Bell bought a large ranch with a house on top of Bel Air Road. He loved his ranch’s beauty and decided to turn it into a luxurious housing addition. Bell created large and small lots and began selling Bel Air real estate. Bel Air home buyers quickly invested in Bell’s dream. Today’s Bel Air home buyers will find available housing in this well-known area. Along with beautiful houses amid dense foliage and gated drives, Bel Air real estate also houses the UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden. Inspired by Kyoto’s gardens, many structures found in this beautiful garden were built in Japan and assembled here. Bel Air CA real estate is available near the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden. A Bel Air realtor can tell you more about this beautiful place.

Bel Air Community

Bel Air Community Prospective homebuyers touring Bel Air properties can also watch for familiar places they may have seen on television shows or movies. Check with realtors to find homes for sale in Bel Air near the famous Beverly Hillbillies mansion. Unfortunately like many Bel Air Homes, the Clampett’s homestead can no longer be seen from the road. Even though there are many homes of movie stars and celebrities in the area, visitors will want to take a private bus tour to see Bel Air CA real estate. There are no sidewalks near Bel Air homes because the community’s designers wanted to discourage walkers. For more information, check with a Bel Air real estate agent.

Many beautiful Bel Air places are available for visitors to enjoy. The Getty Center was created by the J. Paul Getty Trust for the oilman’s beloved art collection. The Bel Air Country Club opened in 1927 with an 18 -hole golf course and tennis courts. There are lovely Bel Air Homes for sale near the club. After playing this challenging course, golfers will definitely want to look for homes for sale in Bel Air. The country club and Getty Center are near several gorgeous Bel Air Properties. Along with luxury homes, fascinating museums and clubs, the Bel Air Film Festival offers new filmmakers the opportunity to work with some of the best film processionals in the industry. Bel Air homes for sale are available near this festival. A Bel Air realtor can give you more information about this area.

Whether it’s in the foothills or near Sunset Boulevard, real estate in Bel Air is an investment in a luxurious part of Los Angeles. Home buyers will find a variety of available real estate in Bel Air. Kent Tarman and the J. H. Tarman Co. Realtors can help you find the prefect Bel Air home for you. Contact Kent and the team today to begin your home buying adventure. Be sure to search homes in the surrounding areas of West Hollywood and Bel Air to find the neighborhood that is right for you.

Kent P. Tarman
Kent P. Tarman
Broker / Realtor
1714 Franklin St. Suite 100 Oakland CA 94612